John Wells Books In Publication Order
- The Trapdoor (1988)
- There Fell a Shadow (1988)
- The Rain (1988)
- Rough Justice (1989)
Weiss & Bishop Books In Publication Order
- Dynamite Road (2003)
- Shotgun Alley (2004)
- Damnation Street (2005)
The Homelanders Books In Publication Order
- The Last Thing I Remember (2009)
- The Long Way Home (2009)
- The Truth of the Matter (2010)
- The Final Hour (2011)
Mindwar Books In Publication Order
- Mindwar (2014)
- Hostage Run (2015)
- Game Over (2016)
Another Kingdom Books In Publication Order
- Another Kingdom (2018)
- The Nightmare Feast (2020)
- The Emperor’s Sword (2021)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Face of the Earth (1980)
- Agnes Mallory (1985)
- Darling Clementine (1988)
- Son of Man (1988)
- The Scarred Man (As: Keith Peterson) (1989)
- Don’t Say a Word (1990)
- The Animal Hour (1992)
- Corruption (1994)
- True Crime (1995)
- Suicide (1996)
- The Uncanny (1998)
- Hunting Down Amanda (1999)
- Man and Wife (2001)
- Empire of Lies (2008)
- The Identity Man (2010)
- Crazy Dangerous (2012)
- If We Survive (2012)
- A Killer in the Wind (2013)
- Nightmare City (2013)
- Gold Rush (As: Keith Peterson) (2014)
- Werewolf Cop (2015)
- Mrs. White (As:Margaret Tracy) (2015)
- When Christmas Comes (2021)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- The Crisis in the Arts (2014)
- Great Good Thing (2016)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- Time Trap: Volume 1: Chloe (As: Keith Peterson) (2014)
Keith Peterson Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- Time Trap: Volume 1: Chloe (2014)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 (1997)
- Dangerous Women (2005)
- Kwik Krimes (2013)
- Silent Night, Deadly Night (2016)
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Andrew Klavan Books Overview
A mystery written by the author of the John Wells mysteries ‘The Trapdoor’, ‘There Fell a Shadow’ and ‘The Rain’. Keith Peterson is also the author of ‘The Scarred Man’, a novel of psychological suspense.
Jim Bishop is a hard man, as cold as the wind off the water and tough to the point of brutality. Scott Weiss is Bishop’s boss, a world weary ex cop who runs a private detective agency out of a concrete tower in the heart of San Francisco. In this powerfully original series debut by award winning and bestselling author Andrew Klavan, Weiss sends Bishop to investigate corruption at a Northern California airport and so sets events in motion that will lead both men on a desperate hunt for a master assassin. Bishop’s assignment is to investigate the airport and report back to Weiss. But Bishop prefers to make up the rules as he goes along. He’s willing to beat any man into the ground and draw any woman into his bed in order to get the answers he’s after. A pilot himself, he takes to the air to check out the illegal flights of a thug names Chris Wannamaker. Then he coolly seduces Wannamaker’s lonely wife in order to find out more. Back in the city, as Weiss struggles to rein Bishop in, he begins a connected investigation of his own. A death in a mansion in Presidio Heights, a seemingly random murder South of Market, an apparent suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge, all seem to bear the mark of Weiss’ old nemesis, an expert gun for hire who goes by the name of the Shadowman. It’s a trail of blood, and each step of it seems to bring Weiss closer to Julie Wyant, a mysterious beauty who captures the imagination of every man she meets. Soon Bishop has found his way into the center of a massive criminal conspiracy, a plan set to climax with an act of audacious violence and a murder that would be impossible for any killer but one. And with his operative’s wife in danger, Weiss begins a race against time to outsmart the murderer who stalks his nightmares and to rescue the woman who haunts his dream. If you like your tough guys really tough, your femme fatale and your action explosive welcome to Dynamite Road.
Honey a vivacious, wealthy, seventeen year old daughter of a politician has a penchant for drug dealers, mad dog bikers, booze, sex, crank, and guns. She’s run off with Cobra, the leader of a band of motorcycle gang outcasts who have dubbed themselves the Outriders since they are too hotheaded and reckless for other rival gangs. But her father, who is running for the U.S. Senate, wants her back before she takes his career down in flames along with her hell bent soul. Enter Scott Weiss and Jim Bishop, Andrew Klavan’s star private eyes from Dynamite Road. Weiss is a former cop who is an accomplished detective with a lot of connections. Bishop is a savvy, strong willed tough guy and ladies’ man who does the legwork for Weiss’s agency. Bishop’s assignment: infiltrate the Outriders and seduce and steal Honey away from Cobra. But has Bishop finally met his match? Cobra is brilliant as well as bad an oddly intellectual biker who is one step ahead of everyone on his trail. And Honey is not only rich and beautiful, she is hotter than the hinges of hell, irresistibly alluring, a black widow who draws the hardest, toughest, sharpest hustlers into her lethal web where she consumes them whole. Bishop, falling for a woman like never before, is drawn into Honey’s web, and even with the diabolically clever Weiss in his corner working with the cops, scheming with the politicians, pulling the strings, and calling the shots Bishop may be going down. Has Bishop finally met his match? Is Honey too hot to handle?
They are two sworn enemies with a single obsession: a woman on the run from them both. Scott Weiss is a private detective. John Foy is a profes sional killer. The woman is Julie Wyant, a hooker with the face of an angel.
Julie spent one night with Foy-a night of psycho pathic cruelty that Foy called love. Desperate to get away from him, she vanished without a trace. And Foy wants her back.
There’s only one man who can find her: Weiss, the best locate operative in the business. She’s begged him not to look for her, fearing he’ll bring the killer in his wake. But Weiss can’t stay away.
Now, from a town called Paradise, through a wilder ness that feels like hell, Weiss searches for Julie-and the killer follows, waiting for his chance.
They are two expert hunters matching move for move-until it ends on Damnation Street.
Charlie West just woke up in someone else’s nightmare. He’s strapped to a chair. He’s covered in blood and bruises. He hurts all over. And a strange voice outside the door just ordered his death. The last thing he can remember, he was a normal high school kid doing normal things working on his homework, practicing karate, daydreaming of becoming an air force pilot, writing a pretty girl’s number on his hand. How long ago was that? Where is he now? Who is he really? And more to the point…
how is he going to get out of this room alive?
Sometimes you have to go home to find out who you really are Charlie West went to bed one night an ordinary high school student. He woke up a hunted man. Terrorists are trying to kill him. The police want to arrest him for the stabbing death of his best friend. He doesn’t know whose side he’s one or who he can trust. With his pursuers closing in on every side, Charlie makes his way back to his hometown to find some answers. There, holed up in an abandoned mansion, he’s joined by his friends in a desperate attempt to discover the truth about a murder he can’t remember and the love he can never forget. ‘A thriller that reads like a teenage version of 24…
an adrenaline pumping adventure.’ TheDailyBeast. com review of The Last Thing I Remember
Charlie is certain that if he could just regain his memory, the chaos around him would make sense. But The Truth of the Matter is even more incredible than he could imagine. Charlie West was an ordinary high school kid who went to bed one night and woke up in the clutches of terrorists and wanted by the police for murder. He also woke up with no memory of the events of the past year. Now Charlie has found the one person who knows what happened…
and who can help him remember. But remembering is painful as well as dangerous and figuring out what to do with this new knowledge may be Charlie’s toughest challenge yet.
Darling Clementine is the story of Samantha, a poetess determined to transform her sex life into a meditation: a pathway to enlightenment. Along for the ride is her brand new husband, Arthur Clementine, a wealthy, calm, but crypto zany Assistant District Attorney for New York County. The novel begins with their meeting and works its way backward and forward. In the past, a series of darkening love affairs leads Sam to a suicide attempts and a breakdown. In the present, Samantha is working on a suicide hotline and using her marriage in a search for radical sanity, a sort of road show of Love’s Body. A long the way, she reconciles polymorphous perversity with housework; tries to talk one of William Blake’s deities out of killing himself or someone else; confuses her psychoanalyst; and watches, with everyone else, as the world moves toward the ever popular brink of destruction. All of which is an effervescent combination of Henry Miller and P.G Woodhouse, in a character as daffy and enchanting as Truman Capote’s Holly Golightly was in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
As Dr. Nathan Conrad, a Central Park West psychiatrist, explores the hallucinatory worlds of his patients, the demons inside them watch him, and soon he is involved in a horrifying nightmare. K.
In the heat of the city, a man is out of time: speeding in a beat up Ford Tempo, blasting easy listening music. Reporter Steve Everett drinks too much, makes love to his boss’s wife, and has just stumbled upon a shocking truth: a convicted killer is about to be executed for a crime he didn’t commit. In the cold confines of Death Row, Frank Beachum is also out of time. Ready to say good bye to the wife and child he loves and hello to the God he still believes in, Beachum knows he did not kill a convenience store clerk six years ago. But in a few hours if Steve Everett can’t find the evidence to stop it a needle is going to pierce Frank Beachum’s skin. The killing machine is primed. The executioner is waiting. And so is the priest. Now the clock is ticking down and the race is on between the reporter and his demons, between the system and its lethal flaws, between the last innocent man and society’s ultimate crime…
Richard Storm is passionate, hot blooded, and running out of time. Sophia Endering is cool, beautiful, and haunted by a centuries old mystery. Now the Hollywood filmmaker and the troubled young woman have come together in a race against the unbelievable, the unthinkable, and…
The Uncanny. Richard Storm reached the top of his profession producing horror films based on classic English ghost stories. Now, with his life beginning to unravel, Richard is searching for something to believe in. Fleeing Hollywood for London, he embarks on a desperate quest: to find evidence that the great old stories bear some truth, that the human spirit lives on after death. What he finds is Sophia, a woman caught in a nightmare more chilling than any of his film horrors. Propelled by a furious love, haunted by a terror he can barely confess to himself, Storm pursues Sophia through the labyrinth of her family’s madness and their involvement in Nazi art thefts, down a trail formed by the classic ghost stories themselves into the very heart of The Uncanny…
Lonnie Blake’s wife was brutally murdered three years ago, leaving him a shattered man…
until he crosses paths with Carol, who shares his bed and fulfills his fantasies for a single night. For her, the affair is strictly business, but for Lonnie, the echo of lost love is irresistible. Buoyed by happiness he hasn’t felt for years, he sets out to track Carol down and finds he’s not the only one on her trail. Someone has dispatched a team of ruthless killers to hunt down Carol and her five year old daughter, Amanda. Suddenly Lonnie’s search for love becomes a desperate fight for survival, a life and death race to discover little Amanda’s earth shaking secret and protect a woman and child he has come to cherish. Fast paced, electrifying, and filled with unexpected twists and shocking turns, this is a thriller that takes off fast and accelerates all the way to its riveting climax. Lonnie Blake’s wife was brutally murdered three years ago, leaving him a shattered man…
until he crosses paths with Carol, who shares his bed and fulfills his fantasies for a single night. For her, the affair is strictly business, but for Lonnie, the echo of lost love is irresistible. Buoyed by happiness he hasn’t felt for years, he sets out to track Carol down and finds he’s not the only one on her trail. Someone has dispatched a team of ruthless killers to hunt down Carol and her five year old daughter, Amanda. Suddenly Lonnie’s search for love becomes a desperate fight for survival, a life and death race to discover little Amanda’s earth shaking secret and protect a woman and child he has come to cherish. Fast paced, electrifying, and filled with unexpected twists and shocking turns, this is a thriller that takes off fast and accelerates all the way to its riveting climax.
Cal Bradley runs a highly respected psychiatric clinic in New England. He was brought up in the town and has followed his father’s footsteps in being a philanthropic citizen. He and his wife, Marie, are as much in love as they were when they first married and share a contented life with their three children. He is living the American dream. Then he agrees to give free treatment to a badly disturbed young man, Peter Blue, who he believes to be of no threat to anyone but himself. Peter disappears one night but Cal finds him in the mountains above the clinic and doesn’t have to institute a search for him. A few hours later the body of a stranger is discovered close to where he found Peter and he is unable to prevent him being taken into custody. He is sure Peter is not a killer and he knows confinement will push the young man into taking his life. As he sets out to prove his innocence and get him released, he discovers the murdered man is not such a stranger, but to expose the identity of the real killer will destroy him.
Sustained by a deep religious faith, Jason Harrow has built a stable family and become a pillar of principle and patriotism in the Midwest. Then the phone rings, and his past is on the other end of the line. A woman with whom he once shared a life of violence and desire claims her daughter is missing and Jason is the one man who can find her.
Returning to New York City, Jason finds himself entangled in a murderous conspiracy only he can see and only he can stop a plot that bizarrely links his private passions to the turmoil of a world at war. Hunted by terrorists and by the police, Jason has only hours to unravel an ex lover’s lies and face the unbearable truth: In order to prevent a savage attack on his country, he s going to have to risk his decency, his sanity, and his life.
Praise for ANDREW KLAVAN
The most original American novelist of crime and suspense since Cornell Woolrich. Stephen King
Klavan does tough guy heroes and sexual tension better than anyone writing today. Janet Evanovich
Klavan, who has a perfect sense of timing, delivers all the cliffhangers and hairpin turns that you want from a beat the clock suspense thriller. The New York Times Book Review
Klavan writes with an artisan s eye, a pro s assurance, and a poet s touch…
He is one of my drop everything and read authors. Gregg Hurwitz
Klavan winds his tale tighter and tighter until the reader is hopelessly spellbound. Clive Cussler
Klavan s confidently wry style keeps things punched up throughout. The Atlantic Monthly
An Otto Penzler Book John Shannon is a petty thief on the run. A three time loser framed for a murder he didn t commit, he knows the cops are closing in on him and that he’s facing life in prison or death by lethal injection. Then, as if out of nowhere, a bizarre text message draws him to a meeting in the dark of night. A foreigner who calls himself The Identity Man offers Shannon an incredible chance to start again: a new face, a new home, a new beginning. Soon, to his amazement, Shannon finds himself living a life he never dreamed possible. In a ruined city that is trying to rebuild, he finds work as a carpenter and a wood carver. He meets the beautiful Teresa Grey and for the first time falls in love with the sort of woman who could make him a better man. It seems too good to be true and it is. Just as Shannon feels within sight of redemption, all hell breaks loose. It turns out this ruined city is crawling with corruption. There are crooked politicians, gangsters, dirty cops everywhere and, for some reason he doesn t understand, all of them seem to want Shannon dead. John Shannon has run out of second chances, and now he s running out of time. Moving through the darkness in the burnt out shambles of a dirty town, he s got to ferret out the secret of his new life and fast if he wants to be left with any life at all.
Prepare to meet the most seductively female and the most shockingly fatal of femmes fatales, brought to you by seventeen of today’s finest authors of mystery and suspense fiction. Award winning editor Otto Penzler presents a collection of short and sizzling masterpieces of kisses and kiss offs, gams and gats, published for the first time anywhere. In ‘Third Party,’ Jay McInerney takes you on a wild ride through the Paris night with a party girl built for speed and sin ‘Rendezvous,’ Nelson DeMille’s first short story in twenty five years, plunges you into a Vietnam jungle where the bloodiest scourge of this man’s army is no man at all back in the U.S.A. of ‘Louly and Pretty Boy,’ Elmore Leonard introduces a Depression era teenage gun moll who loves Pretty Boy Floyd more than she likes knocking off filling stations and Michael Connelly’s colorful and ironic ‘Cielo Azul’ shows how a nameless woman left dead on a Los Angeles hillside can be the most lethal prey of all. These and a bevy of other very bad girls cast their criminal spells through the powerful voices of Lorenzo Carcaterra, Joyce Carol Oates, John Connolly, Thomas H. Cook, Jeffery Deaver, J. A. Jance, Andrew Klavan, Laura Lippman, Ed McBain, Walter Mosley, Anne Perry, Ian Rankin, and S. J. Rozan in stories as irresistible as the antiheroines that blaze through their pages.’I’m not usually given to superlatives, but Dangerous Women may be the best, most varied, and colorful mystery anthology of all time.’ Janet Evanovich’Otto Penzler knows more about crime fiction than most people know about anything, and proves it once more in this brilliant anthology.’ Robert B. Parker’Wow, what memorable dames! What terrific short stories! Dangerous Women is a winning collection.’ Susan Isaacs